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British – Danish APPG report

At the beginning of 2012, after only a few months in post, the new Danish Ambassador, H.E Anne Steffensen had the responsibility of promoting the six months of the Danish Presidency of the Council of the EU in this country.  In difficult circumstances for the EU, much was achieved.

The Officers of the All-Party Group were able to entertain the Ambassador to Lunch at Westminster, thanks to the support of the IPU.

Excellent relations have been maintained with the Embassy and its staff, in no small part due to the friendly and informal lead of its young Ambassador.

Since October 2011 we have also had the Kinnock connection, by marriage, to the present Danish Prime Minister.

As with other Nordic Embassies, their staff had to remain in London in the summer, to provide support to their visiting Royal Families and their Olympic teams. Denmark was the most successful country of the Nordic nations in terms of medals.

The All-Party Group hopes to continue their good relationship with the Ambassador and her staff, and is grateful for the support of the IPU.

Ann McIntosh MP